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was in "philadelphia." that was my hiv education. i heard have o iv users and prostitutes. sometimes it is hard to tell them apart. that's the dalily dose annal. i had to be responsible and grow up and have no choice. i have a certain order i have always taken them in. it's weird but got to do it. i take seven horse pills each and every day of my life to combat the hiv that is living in my body. i experience side effects from nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, probably why i'm single, mood swings. the list goes on and on. sometimes side effects from those medications and i have to take medication for the side effects. so i would say the most pills i've taken in one day have been about 36. >> 24 more hours. then, i've got to take it again. you never get used to taking that medication. every single night at 10:00 p.m. is a reminder of the girl at 19 years old who was scared to stand up for herself. people have turned their back on me. they think hiv is contagious. they think they are different than me. we all had sex. i had friends that had sex and got pregnant. friends that had sex and got stds. we all in
or educated enough in that way to talk to all those educated people. but since it was my home area and i had become -- i had done pretty good for a local girl they accepted me. it didn't hurt that i came out singing "rocky top" which is their theme song there. so by the time we finished it went over well and then they encouraged me to expand on it and write the book. if in our imagination library we have what we call four principles or steps. it's like dream more, learn more care more, be more. >> stephen: what about make more? >> i'm far, too. yeah. >> stephen: because if you make more sometimes you don't have to care more. >> (laughs) that's true! >> stephen: well, i've had a dream which is that i'd love to do a song with you. (cheers and applause) can i do a song with you? all right, we'll be b right back with a performance by the author of ,xbwn3pú&8,új ,xo<ájájá@dp:f,5 >> stephen: welcome back. folks, now pretty little thing called "love is like a butterfly" miss dolly parton. ♪ love is like a --. >> stephen: all right i (bleep)ed up already. ♪ love is like a butterfly as sof
after, brown versus board of education, schools still weren't segregated because the states dug in their heels and said we're not going to implement this, do it in a haphazard fashion to create chaos and ogs po it. >> i would like to see concrete legislation happening. we know that in terms of -- >> from where? >> in congress, for example, there is the house passed stem legislation supposed to give visas to highly educated immigrants in the country but takes away money from less educated immy grants. that's not going to pass the senate. everybody needs to understand that bipartisan legislation that had bipartisan support needs to go through and still a lot more work to be done. because just doing the stem stuff is not going to be enough to move the country forward. >> this issue is not going away and this is something -- business wants this badly. i mean it has a huge impact on companies and their bottom line. >> this is something that belongs squarely in the purview of the states and where a lot of the -- >> to jan brewer? >> no, abobut i'm showing it sh the difference between
the wealthiest americans to pay a little more so we can still invest in things like education and training in science and research. i know some of this may sound familiar to you. we talked a lot about this during the campaign. this should not be a surprise to anybody. this was a major debate in the presidential campaign and congressional campaigns across the country. a clear majority of americans -- not just democrats, but also a lot of republicans and a lot of independents, agreed we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not hurt the economy and middle-class families. i am glad to see you have been reading the papers lately -- more and more republicans in congress seem to be agreeing with this idea we should have a balanced approach. both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle-class families. let's begin our work with what we agree. the senate has passed a bill that keeps income-tax is from going up on the middle-class families. democrats in the house are willing to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i
whether it is education or schools. >> that's not all bad. don't just let money go. >> nfl star is still awaiting for his date on the basketball court with president obama. washington redskins sensation quarterback robert griffin iii tells yahoo news he challenged the president to a game of pickup last year but the president said he would only play if rgiii would be on his team. he hopes to meet him on the court soon. >> bill: i'll bet you they'll be playing soon. >> he should have him over. rgiii is the hottest thing in sports right now. >> plenty of complaints about airline food. one airline trying something new. taking something it knows a lot of people love and putting it in the air. kentucky fried chicken. hop on any japan flight and you'll be able to enjoy kfc in flight. they're trying it first as a promotion for the holidays. if it stays popular they'll keep it up. >> bill: that's just what i missed when i was flying to istanbul, a bucket of kfc. >> the first person i sit down next to on an airplane
't been actually in-elected office for a while, but he's making education reform and viewers know what i think about that. he certainly is an interesting character. i keep thinking, won't the bush last name be a liability in this case? >> maybe. but you know what, i have to say, i also -- i don't agree with all of his policies, but i have to give him a lot of credit. for two years, he's been telling the republican party they have to be more moderate and tone it down in immigration and recalibrate and nobody listened to him. he was like the lone wolf out there. i also give him credit -- i don't agree with the policies, but he's been talking a lot about education in his reforms. he likes one of his pet topics is income and equality. you don't hear republicans talking about that. those are the things that will resonate with independent voters. actually, i did see a poll recently in miami herald that showed that jeb bush was more popular among hispanics. jeb bush was more popular than rubio. it goes to your point. if you have a great message and someone who connects with the electorate. it d
're talking about education or job training or investment in our infrastructure or providing the services for our veterans when they come home or those kinds of things that we can't just continue to talk about cutting government. we have to have a country that actually is strong in the underpinnings and that is a balanced approach that i think we need to be taking. >> before we go, i swrus want to turn to one other piece of senate business, this oddity of susan rice. it's just a simple question about john mccain and lindsey graham and john mccain and lindsey graham, do you think they are crazy and you can answer yes or maybe. >> what i believe is that susan rice is an incredible person with a great deal of intelligence and integrity and ought to be taken for her word. i think it's really unfortunate for her. >> i don't think senators are crazy in my experience, so i've been theorizing this is about opening up the secretary of state job for john kerry, so if they then reopen a massachusetts senate seat r for scott brown. is that your sense of the game that's being played? >> i have no idea
. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> there's an app that does menu translation. you hold up your phone and it instantly translates a foreign language menu into words can you actually understand. how about that? this is important if your taste buds outpaced the spanish or french or italian you remember from high school. say you are in italy and you see formaggio marcio on the menu. and no, i have no idea if i pronounced it right, that's why i need an app. so you think this is a cheese and it is a cheese, a cheese with live maggots in it. a civilian delicacy, but one you did not mean to order. if only you knew what it meant. there is a menu app for policy. there is one at the washington post, sorry, i have to do my plug. you may have heard a term floating around washington, tax reform. when politicians get specific, quote, base rodding and he rate reform. it is bieber and honey boo boo and gangnam style all rolled into one. >> when ronald reagan
garrity and me why we're wrong. >> educate them. >> please educate them. >> where do i start? jim makes a curious point. i'm not entirely sure what reporting he's basing his opinion about the president on, that he wants to see the country go off the fiscal cliff and into recession. there's nothing private or public that this president or his senior aides have said which suggests that's the case. now, it may be that there are some in washington who think there are some political advantage maybe on both sides. i don't think -- >> could the president -- >> the senior leadership. >> -- be overconfident that their knees are going to buckle and they're going to cave as we get closer to the fiscal cliff? could that be a possibility? >> sure, they think the trump card in this is they can let all the bush tax cuts expire. but what you've seen in this so-called first offer is really just a risk statement of everything the president's previously said. while we're doing this kabuki around the negotiation, is this the first offer? are they trying to prompt the republicans to make the first offer? wh
would see places go down. we would see jobs come, we would see our kids educated better because we would have an invested understanding of it's about us being better, not about who's the weakest link, not about who's poor or rich, but about just making a -- that's it. host: this is bill in camden, illinois. independent line. caller: good morning, c-span. you know, it's really disastrous the way the government is handling. they want the taxes but they don't want to cut anything. and you can look at illinois and california as a prime example of what happens when you increase taxes and you don't cut spending. they should have a program where everybody under 50 on an entitlement program is trained for a certain occupation and once they're trained, if they're offered a job in that occupation and they turn it down, they lose their entight ltment, as long as it's not a real bad physical condition. the other thing is, we're creating generations of dependent people because we make it more enticing for them to stay on entitlements than to go out and find work. i mean, you can't make enough on mini
, gosh. i would lean towards jeb at this piont because he has really been pushing education. right now, he's got me. host: stephen, who did you vote for in 2008? in 2012.ean caller: i voted for president obama. i really liked mitt romney. why do i have to pay less taxes than my friend from massachusetts? that really bugged me. host: that is stephen from connecticut. tyrone is a republican from the bronx. caller: i think hillary clinton would be an excellent candidate in 2016. i think she handled the middle eastern issue to the best of her ability. also, as far as the gop is concerned, i think she has made strides toward eliminating the tax spending through various commitments with private entities and organizations that are coming out of the woodwork. i was watching earlier today and what they were requesting from the white house was let's fix this problem by incorporating a small businesses and less government intervention to curb the deficit. it has been astronomical. then i heard barack obama say the way we are going to do it is by making more cuts in various ways. he was saying by
ask americans today what are republicans for, they don't have a solution. education, by the way, is a good one. i think republicans should be talking about choice. charter schools, vouchers, anything that give minorities more opportunities. >> david? >> look, i'm in favor of the republicans being a low tax party. here's the danger. when republicans say taxes, they mean income taxes. 80% of americans now pay more in payroll taxes than they pay in income taxes. payroll taxes will go up at the end of the year. the payroll tax holiday will end. that's a big tax increase for everybody. 80% of americans pay more. and where is the republican plan to hold the line on those people's taxes? if taxes only mean the tax, the income tax portion of tax burden for four-fitz four fifths of the country, you're talking about something that doesn't matter that much. and in a democracy, you cannot be a successful party if you talk about things that don't matter that much to four fifths of the country. >> all right, your paycheck, your investment, your home, they may all be taxed a bit differently ne
teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> wow, president obama's asking florida congresswoman debbie wasserman shults to stay on as chair of the democratic national committee. big news for her. she's a frequent guest on this and other tv networks. she's been the head of the party since the spring of 2011. democrats won seats in the house and senate besides the president's re-election victory. the dnc will meet the day after the inag ration to elect its officers. we'll be right back. and other tv networks. and other tv networks. >>> the question is i feel almost sorry for john boehner. in some ways he has to deal with this base of the republican who grover norquist represents and everybody has elevated grover. i met him for the first time. nice to meet him but who is he. why is he this guy who has captured so much attention in this. >> that was senator claire miss cass kill on "meet the press." asking a good question, who is grover norquist and how does one man who doesn't even get elect by anyt
research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> in the spotlight tonight, the aftermath of election 2012. today when the president of the united states was getting briefed by the cia on every known threat in the world, then meeting with the prime minister, then delivering a speech on arms control at the national defense, mitt romney was rejoining the board of marriott international, a hotel chain that is much better managed than mitt romney's presidential campaign. in an article that should have been titled "mitt romney is human after all," "the washington post" reports today that, quote, romney's rapid retreat into seclusion has been marked by repressed emotions, second guessing and perhaps the first time in the overachiever's adult life, sustained boredom. the romney model of don't stop running after your first attempts to get the republican nomination may now be being followed by teas governor rick perry, who, according to p
through their budget process, is that money that i'm earmarking for education or transportation or whatever is happening in the state actually going to be there when the time comes for me to spend it or are we going to have to call the state legislatures back in session and make these cuts across the board? it's always a pretty traumatic when a legislature has to come back and revise a budget and sort of account for money that is not there when you expected it to be there. that's why getting these governors on board is really important. i actually sat down with a lot of them at the republican governors association meeting a few weeks ago out west. and a lot of them were saying we've planned for this. we've made preparations in advance. the real thing that they are concerned about is what happens to the military spending, what happens wh happens when their bases in the home state cuts back. a lot of them have planned in advance for the federal money not to be there. >> we heard governor herbert of utah saying that they understand the shared sacrifice, wanting to do more with less
... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back to "hardball." now time for the "sideshow." first, 38 republicans voted this week to defeat a u.n. treaty that promotes rights for disabled citizens worldwide 37 last night jon stewart took them on. >> i guess it's time for a new segment "please tell me this is rock bottom." it's official, republicans hate the united nations more than they like helping people in wheelchairs. you voted no because your fear is if we sign onto a treaty that is only recommendations for improved disability standards, standards we ourselves made the law of the land in this country 20 years ago, what's to stop the men if blue helmets from storming into your living room, i'm sorry, school, and force you to build a wheelchair accessible ramp to the cafeteria. i'm sorry, your kitchen. >> and from the tea party right to the liberal left. we had massachusetts congressman barney frank on "hardball" this week for an i
the hash tag "my 2 k" idea on twitter and e-mail. we're doing lots of education of our members and trying to calm everybody down about--that the cliff is really a slope, and we need to call on congress to pass the tax cuts now. >> eliot: there is one other issue hanging out there the debt ceiling. when the president said to john boehner, look, you got to deal with this now. he said there is a price for everything. i'm fearful of a replay of last year where you cut a compromise on the budget and then by the way we're not voting to raise the debt ceiling. i think the president needs to hang tough and say do the debt ceiling now or we don't talk. >> speaker boehner needs to adjust to the current dynamic in the country. the nation has spoken. we had a long presidential debate, and now he needs to act on the will of the majority in the country. >> eliot: that is great. mary kay henry, thank you for coming on the program. >> thank you. >> eliot: there is taxation on the rich. robert heich is here to help to explain it coming up next. all that i can, am i doing the best that i can for her?" my w
people can read it. we have those two things, the chances of being completely jammed is a greatly educed, not down to zero, but let's get c-span cameras there. lou: i think your condition would be more difficult to negotiate and resolving those tax hikes and budget cuts themselves. it sounds to me like e republicans are in a very difficult positio and a lack of strategy that will produce a resolution and that we are where we began, waiting leaders from 1600 pennsylvania. >> we are not getting leaders from the white house, not even getting participation, but that happened last time when we did this with the debt ceiling increase, the same thing happened then. lou: all right. as always, good to talk with you. thank you for being here. a lot more on these negotiations later in the broadcast. we'll be talking with the "a-team" coming right up. ♪ the president and congress remain f apart on how to resolve the fiscal cliff. we are looking at what may be a federal government disaster. guess what, the governments are in no better shape. that's tonight's "chalk talk." triple digit gains on wall
's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back. our tough call this morning, there's no evidence coming to light in the trayvon martin investigation. there's a picture, new in-color picture of second-degree murder suspect george zimmerman, released by his attorney. it was reportedly taken by a police officer the night that zimmerman shot and killed trayvon martin. the picture itself is not new. the fact that it's a high resolution color photo is. we've seen black and white versions. to what degree does this help george zimmerman's case? does it change the case? >> obviously we're not in the legal process, so we don't know all the details. but i don't think it really tells you that much. it doesn't tell you at what point any injuries were sustained and what was going on when they were. clearly there was an altercation, which we always knew that. >> i'm a nonpracticing lawyer. >> you always do the denials first. i just want to say, this is not my client. then you launch into -- but if you see a guy's b
'll be sold with a surcharge to help respect research and education to honor the great man of letters. but there was another political event yesterday on the floor of the senate. that was the absolute reverse of this noble act of veneration. in the presence of a wheelchair-bound war hero, 89-year-old former senator bob dole, members gathered, hoping to ratify a united nations treaty that's based entirely on the americans with disabilities act. it would ensure that people with disabilities are granted the same general rights as anyone else. and it's a treaty that anyone with a modicom of sense and civic fairness would find impossible to oppose, as senator john kerry explained. >> bob dole, why is he here? he's not here because he's here to advocate for the united nations. he is here because he wants to know that other countries will come to treat the disabled the way we do. >> yet incredibly, republican[ç refused to support the treaty. the measure, which required a two-thirds majority failed by a vote of 61-38. it was a shameful episode as senate majority leader made clear after the v
say the american taxpayer helps subsidize their education because many of them receive world-class training at our public and private colleges and universities, and then reluctantly return home to pursue their careers because they can't get a visa or can't get a green card here in america. we are cultivating human capital and then sending those individuals back home. now, this is an area where there is broad, broad support. my colleague, senator moran, recently wrote a letter, had a "dear colleague" letter which points out that roughly -- well, he cites in the letter that more than three-quarters of voters support a stem-type visa. he quotes in this letter, dated july 20, 2012, "87% of democrats polled, 72% of republicans polled and 65% of independents support the creation of a stem visa." and, of course, if you think about it, it's just common sense. why in the world would we want to subsidize the education of these students from other countries, train them in these highly specialized and highly desirable fields and then simply send them home? i've introduced legislation ove
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in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we'll be back in one hour with more information for you and update on the murder-suicide of a kansas is they chief linebacker. "your money" starts right now. >>> the world is finally paying attention to the fiscal cliff. ufr known about the economic storm of our own making for months now. this is "your money." i wasn't waiting for the elections to end to focus on this major threat to the economy. i wish others had. it would have given us more time to fix this major problem. now there is a focus on one thing and one dangerous man, a man who's not elected, who's never run for office, and is standing in the way of a potential economic disaster. he's been called a kingmaker, a patri patriot, and the ideological godfather of the tea party. since the mid 80s, grover norquist has been the driving force behind the anti-tax movement. his goal, to take big government and in his words, drown it in the bathtub. norquist's weapon is the taxpayer protecti
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want to cut the department of education. they're frightened of math. stay with us. stay with us. stay with us. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit today for a special trial offer. >>> just 28 days to go, and we're back with more on the high stakes negotiations over the fiscal cliff. speaker john boehner says he's eager to sit down with the president now that republicans have put forward what he called a middle ground proposal. but that's not quite how white house spokesman jay carney sees the offer. >> we don't know who pays. we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual legislation to increase revenues. it's magic beans and fairy dust. >> let's get right to our panel now. in philadelphia is professor james peterson. in washington msnbc contributor dr. jared bernstein, senior fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities and a former economist for vice pres
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in education. let's invest in our teachers... they can inspire our students. let's solve this. s. >>> new york's mayor cory booker taking the food stamp challenge tomorrow. the man who is known for among other things shoveling snow out of constituents driveways and rescuing the homeless during flooding will start living on the monetary equivalent of a person on food stamps for a week. in new jersey that works out to about $133 a month or about $1.40 a meal. booker is the latest politician to stand in solidarity with welfare families. let's meet another man who tried the same thing, phoenix mayor. what was it like to live on just $4 a day for meals? >> well, in phoenix the food stamp amount is $29 per week. and to live off of that and still try to live a healthy lifestyle with healthy meals is incredibly difficult. i had to skip a bunch of meals. ate a lot of ramin and beans and rice and lost a few pounds. it was tough. >> a record 47 million americans use food stamps in august. that cost nearly $72 billion. so when you hear about the fiscal cliff and you hear about possible cuts to entitl
the pentagon wants and that will make us three. and that cut back on things like education and scientific research and somehow we'll have a stronger future. none of those things make any sense. at the core of the ryan approach, and he is representative of the dominant republican point of view now, is that you are on your own. it is an ayn rand kind of deal. if you are well off and can afford private school and you can give in a gated community, that's the way it ought to be and all of us ought to strive for that, but the fact is when this country has done well, we have had policies that have given the middle class an opportunity to succeed, and it takes a public/private partnership. >> stephanie: yep. representative, how do you see this playing out and how about the bill for the middle class tax cuts in the house? what is going to happen? >> they are going to cave. we just don't know when. they have to. because they are in this bizarre position of resisting having tax rates go down for 98% of the american people only because they insist on having them go down for th
that they're prepared to continue to see big cuts in education and health care and quite prepared to go down the road and ask dc for a bailout. that is the situation? >> they are prepared for tax hikes. we passed a major tax hike last year in a lame duck session that hit middle-class families are. we are hearing rumblings they might make the tax hike permanent, once again putting the problem on the shoulder of our working families and small businesses. stuart: extraordinary, hold on. i have gerri willis with me. gerri: one of the potential solutions year you can't have people who are essentials reemployed ease of the public making more than the public. typically one happens public-sector workers make more in salary and benefits than people who hired them. it is unsustainable, don't you think? >> it is. take the example of a teacher who is about to retire after 30 years on the job. you will be earning first-year pension of $67,000 over the course of her retirement. that is a payout of $2.3 million and a lot of that money is coming from struggling taxpayers taxpayers trying to -- stuart: what
? >> absolutely. they want to build a reputation to find more patients to get educated and to learn about how to work using mobile devices with patients online. >> why would they do this for free? it's like a free sample. they basically help people, how they provide their service when they come to see them in the real world. so when someone has a question, they can squ a question and get an answer that can see them in the real world. >> i have a couple of thoughts that jump up on this about potential problems. first would be trying to diagnose someone over a mobile device. it seems like they could get in big trouble if they improperly diagnose them and second, every time i go to a doctor's office, they seem more than busy. it's hard as a regular patient to get squeezed into the time. so who are these doctors who have excess time on their hands. >> it's about education. it's about replacing all the information sites or messageboards that don't have doctors in them. they connect with the right doctors. we have -- >> these are u.s. licensed physicians in good standing. we actually check that the
, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> ahead this morning on "morning joe," the united states of subsidies. "the new york times" launched a ten-month investigation on how cities and states attempt to lure in big business. we'll bring in the reporter of the lead story to find out what she learned. >>> and up next, john heilemann. >> oh. >> he enters, i leave. >>> also, nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. the latest on the behind-the-scenes negotiations for the fiscal cliff. we're back in a moment. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to
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